Quick link to Cornwall’s prettiest villages.
This is the first of a series of posts listing what we believe to be the prettiest villages in select counties, National Parks and regions within the UK. We’re starting with South West England and then moving north. So, to begin, here are our selections for the prettiest villages in Cornwall. We’ve spent years researching the selections and links are provided to extensive photography and further information. Some villages are chosen for their location, others for their buildings. They’re all superb.
Sennen – for its location. On the west tip of the Penwith Peninsula close to Land’s End, the village looks out across Whitesand Bay. It’s magnificent.
Boscastle – pretty Cornish fishing harbour village leading to the high cliffs of North Cornwall.
Lizard – for its location. The most southerly point of England, the coast here is stunning. Try Kynance Cove.
Tintagel – listed here for its dramatic castle and coastline.
Cawsand – one of our favourites. On the East Cornwall coast, it’s wonderful. Close to the Whitsand Bay which is awesome.
Rock – well-heeled and across the Camel Estuary from Padstow. Included for its beach and views.
Perranporth – for its beach and mighty sand dunes. Amazing place.
Porthcurno – to the east of Land’s End, included for its its beach and cliff top theatre.
Other suggestions include:
Helford – on the Helford Estuary, both the village and its location are wonderful.
If you have suggestions then please comment and we’ll add them to the list and PictureTheUK. Thanks!